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Police Officer

Savannah State University

Listing Summary

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

This position performs a wide range of police assignments to help ensure the safety of Savannah State University’s students, faculty, staff and visitors and to protect University property.   Performs active patrol; monitors all activities taking place on campus.  Takes appropriate investigative actions to deter criminal activity.  Serves and maintains various constituencies of Savannah State University; patrols aggressively and provides emergency assistance.   May be directed to perform job related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description.


  • Ensure a safe environment for the entire Savannah State community
  • Perform active patrol
  • Monitor activity; investigate suspicious activity
  • Assist with investigations as needed
  • Provide emergency assistance
  • Write accurate and concise incident and accident reports
  • Testify in a court of law as required
  • Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with constituency

Required Qualifications

This position requires four years of high school or GED equivalent. and successfully meet Georgia Peace Officer certification. Applicant must have excellent customer service skills and high professional standards, including the ability to maintain confidentially of highly sensitive information. Must have a valid drivers license in good standing.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah Stare University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

Job ID: 225952 


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